Monday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Free admission - Donations encouraged
This event takes place online - zoom links will be emailed on Monday morning.
To join our discussion at 6:30 PM, click here: https://af-chicago.zoom.us/j/82747221869?pwd=YUkrZDJ0VWVxU0loODIyK25NR3hBUT09
For more information on how to participate in Ciné-Club, please see the "about" section at the bottom of this page.
When does liberty become loss, and loss, liberty? The first film in Krzysztof Kieślowski's Trois Couleurs trilogy is a moody rumination on isolation and the bonds connecting us to others - bonds that we can still feel after they've been severed. This week's film is:
Trois Couleurs: Bleu (1993)
When Julie's husband and child are killed in a car accident, she suddenly finds herself severed from the life she once knew. Driven to hide her sorrow in isolation, Julie seeks to cut all ties to her former life and sequester herself in a new lonely world of perfect anonymity. But things from the past have a way of coming back, and we can't rid ourselves of the world.
Juliette Binoche supplies the performance of a career in this probing film about memory, family, and the interconnectedness of the human experience. Loosely built around both the titular color and the complicated theme of "liberty" (one part of the three core values of the French Revolution), Kieślowski's film is a poignant reminder that freedom isn't always as liberating as we hope for it to be. Let's talk about it!
ABOUT CINÉ CLUB:
Isn’t it time you caught up on all those French classics you’ve been meaning to watch? If you’re a cinéphile, francophile, or just looking for some fun conversation in these isolating times, we’ve got you covered.
Each week, we’ll reveal the film up for discussion by Wednesday on our social media and the events page of our website. We’ll also include some context to consider while watching, and some links for where to view it. You’ll have the rest of the week to watch the film independently and then we’ll group up online via Zoom on Monday at 6:30 PM to discuss. BYOB (or W). Sound good?
For the sake of inclusivity, the discussion will be in English. When you register, we’ll send you a link for accessing the conversation group. Come full of thoughts or just full of ramblings – we’ll take either, or both!
Discussion will be led by Matthew Jackson, a former AF culture intern. Matthew studied film at the University of Chicago and spends most of his time blathering about movies online.